FBI Still Asks for Backdoors to Encrypted User DataAdded: Saturday, December 12th, 2015
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FBI director once again called on tech firms to allow backdoor access to their users’ data, claiming that such move is necessary to tackle terrorism and other crimes. During the hearing about the San Bernardino massacre, FBI representatives explained they want keys to encrypted devices be held by device manufacturers, just in case.
This claim was just another attack from senior figures of the United States on tech firms in the wake of the Paris attacks and San Bernardino. The FBI argued that encryption was making law enforcement increasingly difficult. The agency pointed at 109 encrypted messages between a known terrorist overseas and one of the killers in the Garland, Texas shooting in May, to prove its point of view. It is known that at the time of that shooting, one of the attackers was already being tracked by the FBI. However, the FBI provided no evidence that any attackers used encryption.
The Bureau’s director acknowledged that tech firms had been happy to offer services that could be decoded in an emergency. He also sounded unconvinced that there was a business imperative to make fully encrypted devices or services. What he pointed at was that encryption moved from being available to some to being available by default (apparently, in response to Snowden’s revelations).
On the other hand, encryption experts continue to warn that providing backdoors would create new problems. They are trying to prove their point of view – that attempts to require secure apps to have surveillance backdoors won’t help track terrorists or criminals, but rather keep the apps out of the hands of millions of innocent people. Some experts argue that good intelligence is much more a matter of collecting the destinations and origins of communications than of breaking into people’s private messages.
President Obama joined the FBI and also called on American tech giants to retain access to customer data to be able to comply with judicial orders. Despite the petition sent by all major technology companies, the government continues to call for them and law enforcement officials to cooperate in fighting terrorism. However, the American tech firms are not happy about being the middleman between law enforcement and their customers.
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
|I read this and the only thing I see is this ..." to tackle terrorism and other crimes."|
Oh yes other crimes.
No one can be against them squashing terrorists.
But its the other crimes that give me reason for concern.
I have seen Govt. so many times enact harsh penaltys and such to be used on certain individuals or groups. And then the next thing you know they are using it on anyone they can.
I saw the "3 strikes Laws" get in coattailing on a horrible crime done by a posterboy for harsh penaltys.
And the next thing you know they are giving Life terms to shoplifters and other Non violent crimes. And the prisons got so full that they had to farm out thousands of guys to other states and basically any open jail bed within 2000 miles.
Cause they filled everywhere up with not killers not serious criminals.
With this is more of the same, the next thing will be all the arrests they rack up on fraud cases cause they want peeps to have no where or place to have Any illegal thing.
And lots and lots of Copyright infringement cases will appear. And that will hold us.
Cause they only know how to abuse the powers they get and move us closer to 1984.
Im beginning to think that we are destined to go there.
Driven and herded to it by alarmist rhetoric and fear.
|posted by (2015-12-12 20:56:49)|
|You are so right analogkid! Sound the alarms about terrorism while quietly ushering in their police state... the day is coming my friends!|
|posted by (2015-12-13 05:47:19)|
|I can pretty much guarantee that the tech firms will NEVER go along with this, as to do so would see their FOREIGN sales (Probably 80% of their market) drop to near ZERO. They need to remember that encryption was 'Enabled by Default' BECAUSE of the NSA's spying.|
Can you imagine the government's response if a tech firm said "OK, we'll do that as soon as you guarantee to cover the cost of all the lost exports and foreign sales!" ... IT AINT HAPPENING.
|Hope your right Crash 1||
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